verb (condole with) express sympathy for.
C16: from Christian L. condolere, from con- 'with' + dolere 'grieve, suffer'.

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  • Condole — Con*dole , v. t. To lament or grieve over. [R.] [1913 Webster] I come not, Samson, to condole thy chance. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Condole — Con*dole , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Condoled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Condoling}.] [L. condolere; con + dolere to feel pain, grieve. See {Doleful}.] To express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; followed by with. [1913 Webster] Your friends would… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • condole — ► VERB (condole with) ▪ express sympathy for. ORIGIN Latin condolere grieve or suffer with …   English terms dictionary

  • condole — index sympathize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • condole — (v.) late 15c., to sorrow, from L.L. condolere to suffer with another, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + dolere to grieve. Meaning to express condolences is recorded from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

  • condole — see console …   Modern English usage

  • condole — [kən dōl′] vi. condoled, condoling [LL(Ec) condolere, to suffer with < L com , with + dolere, to grieve: see DOLEFUL] to express sympathy; mourn in sympathy; commiserate vt. Archaic to show grief for condolatory [kəndō′lə tôr΄ē] adj. condoler… …   English World dictionary

  • condole — condolatory /keuhn doh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. condoler, n. condolingly, adv. /keuhn dohl /, v., condoled, condoling. v.i. 1. to express sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief (usually fol. by with): to condole… …   Universalium

  • condole — verb condole with sb phrasal verb (T) formal to express sympathy for someone s problems …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • condole — [c]/kənˈdoʊl / (say kuhn dohl) verb (condoled, condoling) –verb (i) 1. (sometimes followed by with) to grieve; express sympathy: to condole with a grieving parent. –verb (t) 2. Obsolete to grieve with. {Late Latin condolēre suffer greatly}… …   Australian English dictionary

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